Design and Violence - Museum Bookstore

Design and Violence

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'Design and Violence is an era-defining design tome that should be essential reading for those interested in fields as diverse as journalism and art and design to science, law, finance and criminal justice' - Wallpaper

Design and Violence - MoMA

Design and Violence sheds light on the complex impact of design on the built environment and on everyday life, as well as on the forms of violence in contemporary society.

Published to accompany an online experiment launched by The Museum of Modern Art in 2013, this lively book brings together controversial, provocative, and compelling design projects with leading voices from the fields of art and design, science, law, criminal justice, ethics, finance, journalism, and social justice. Each author responds to one object—ranging from an AK-47 to the Stuxnet digital virus—sparking dialogue, reflection, and debate. 

Themes explored in the book include: Can we design a violent act to be more humane? How far can the state go to protect its borders from immigration before it becomes an act of violence? and is violence 'male'?

  • Author: Paola Antonelli, Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at MoMA
  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Date published: June 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0870709685
  • Product Dimensions: 26.9 x 23.1 x 2.3 cm

Find out our thoughts on the book in our review.

The smell of violence - from the book, Design and Violence